Saka Abdulganeey Manjo, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara state and public affairs analyst, has said the party’s candidate in the 2023 Kwara Central Senatorial election, Bolaji Abdullahi, will pay dearly for his previous actions against former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Abdullahi, a former commissioner in the state and sports minister, is running against the All Progressives Congress’s Saliu Mustapha.
However, in an exclusive interview with Just Event Online on Monday, Manjo said the past actions of the former minister may affect his senatorial ambition.
Manjo said Abdullahi’s role in the 2019 election contributed to the fall of the Saraki Dynasty, a political fold headed by the former Senate President Bukola Saraki.
“Yes! Shall we also talk about Mallam Bolaji’s actions and inactions that contributed to the partial fall of the Saraki dynasty in the last election? He, his sister and a close circle of self-centred cabals were responsible for the fall of the PDP in 2019 simply because they were not given tickets.”
Manjo noted that top PDP members, who ordinarily should back Abdullahi, have been reluctant because of the lack of trust.
This, the PDP member said, would give a popular Mustapha an edge over Abdullahi.
“Where’s Rasaq Atunwa today? Is he not supposed to be leading this campaign for Bolaji Abdullahi? Where are Dr Abubakar Kannike, Alhaja Sarat Adebayo, Alhaji Olanrewaju Babareke and so many others including Bolaji Abdullahi’s former Political Adviser from Commissioner to Ministerial days, Alhaji Abdullahi Zarumi who is a member of PDP presently championing Turaki’s senatorial campaign in Oju-Ekun Zarumi and other neighbouring wards?
All of these people, if they have a choice in confidence between Bolaji Abdullahi and his opponent in the APC, Saliu Mustapha, would all pick Saliu Mustapha! It is that bad!” he said.